In the discussion thread: Nikki Haley HPV Bill Veto: Bakari Sellers' SC Vaccination Measure For Middle Schoolers Fails [View all]
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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:11 PM
proverbialwisdom (4,083 posts)
45. New wedge issue, very emotional. Democrats, take heed.
ATTENTION: Democrats, beware the backlash unless a more nuanced approach is adopted. This is trouble.
Tea Party Joins Canary Party in Opposing Vaccine Mandates in California
By Kent Heckenlively
June 27, 2012
While the Canary Party seeks to be a non-partisan group interested in the health rights of our society and full and rigorous scientific research in the health risks of medical treatments and the unintended consequences of new chemicals introduced into our environment, we must be willing to join with more partisan organizations if they share our values on these issues. In California it is regrettable that the democratic members of the assembly support this bill while the republican members oppose it. But those are the facts on the ground and we must accept conditions as we find them and act accordingly. We hope that the democrats will reconsider their position.
In addition, I am working closely with a member of the Core Council in order to craft a message to take to national Tea Party organizations. I encourage all parents and those interested in the issue of vaccine safety to work with whatever organizations in their community might be supportive of these efforts. And if you are a democrat, I strongly encourage you to contact your party and tell them to get on the right side of AB2109 as well.
Kent Heckenlively is Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.
AWFUL COMMENTS FOR OBAMA SUPPORTERS!!
Bill lets minors get HPV vaccine without parents' OK
Monday, October 10, 2011
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- One of the bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown is setting off a firestorm among parents and religious groups. It gives young girls access to a life-saving vaccine without getting their parent's permission.
Starting Jan. 1, 2012, California minors as young as 12 years old have the right to get preventative treatment for sexually transmitted diseases without parental permission. That includes the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, which help prevent many strains of cervical cancer.
The governor's signature, though, touched off a firestorm with critics saying it intrudes on parental rights.
The Masinas family likes the availability of an anti-cancer vaccine but doesn't like the government encouraging kids to go behind their parents' backs. "I think the parents should be involved in that decision; I don't agree with as young as 12 without parental permission," Martinez mother Beverly Masinas said.
Social conservatives are angry that taxpayer money could be used to pay for the series of three shots over several months that could cost up to $500 per child.
In addition to the HPV vaccine, the law also allows 12-year-olds to get other STD prevention treatments, including hepatitis shots and medication to reduce the risk of HIV infection after exposure.
Of course, the real objections (neither cost, nor sexuality) are described above.
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New wedge issue, very emotional. Democrats, take heed.
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